Twilight: Spin-off Movies Without Bella or Edward?

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Summit Entertainment should probably stop making and releasing all other movies and just keep putting out the “Twilight” offerings until the kids get tired of them. How will they know that they’ve squeezed the sponge dry? When the ticket sales stop. Until then, why even bother with other movies? The company has all three remaining “Twilight” books set to hit theaters within two years of each other (a spectacular and grinding production schedule, indeed) but after that — what next? How about spin-off movies?

According to “Twilight” producers Wyck Godfrey, Greg Mooradian and Guy Oseary (via Geek Files) one way to go after the Stephenie Meyers books have all been adapted is to spin-off the Volturi vampire clan. Maybe explore a little bit of their history, their present, and future. Great idea, but there is a catch: the kids love their Bella and Edward, and those two aren’t exactly a huge part of the Volturi, so that’s a huge problem right there. Are there really enough fans that will watch a “Twilight” movie just because it takes place in the same universe, but without the lovebirds?

Of course, Meyer also has an unfinished fifth “Twilight” book called “Midnight Sun” that she stopped working on after an incomplete copy leaked online. According to reports, that book is more of a companion novel, and would re-visit the Edward-Bella love affair, but this time from Edward’s point of view. According to Meyer, there’s a chance she may return to finish it, but that’s not a given at this point, and even if she did, I’m not sure how that would translate into another “Twilight” movie.

So kids, a “Twilight” movie without Bella, Edward, or Jacob. Would you even entertain such thoughts?

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  • AdultTwiAddict

    I think that they should make the book saga into a tv series. They could drag it out for years and years just like Smallville. With a TV series there is more time to develop each character more. Not just from Edward and Bella’s perspectives, but from Alice, Rosalie, Jasper, Jacob, an so on.

    I really hope they remake the first twilight movie anyway because it sucked. Maybe..if Midnight Sun gets published and Summit buys the rights they could make it into what it SHOULD have been. Too much was left out of the movie to make it a viable love story IMHO.

    Hopefully the rest of the movies will be closer to the actual book series and not just glossing over key points.

    • bekah

      I have to completly agree with AdultTwiAddict. The first movie sucked, although I have to admit any true fan of the book Twilight, has bought the movie and therefor the movie has made millions. Even if New Moon turns out to be bad it isn’t going to stop any fan from seeing it on release day or from buying the movie. Lets face it, the fans of twilight are addicted and obsessed. No matter what anyone says. So if everyone would realize what a hit a TV series on Twlight would be then possibly it could be done. Like you mentioned Smallville, there is like what 8 seasons? Yet it is still a huge hit! Twi fans will never stop liking anything about the true love of Edward and Bella. A TV series would just make us even more obsessed, and probably grab more attention. I see only one problem with this…Stephanie Meyer. If you wrote the twilight saga would you want someone taking it and making their own story from it. If a TV series was to come of the, or even more movies, don’t you think Stephanie would want to finish HER story. If she won’t even finish the 5th book because it got leaked shows that she wants to move on and do something different.

      But there is still plenty of questions that any Twilight reader would want answered. Like how Renesemee groes up, and even the love story between her and Jacob. It could make fans almost equally engrossed as they were with the love story of Edward and Bella. Also, don’t you think that more then a few of the “witnesses” wanted the volturi taken over and killed. With Bellas shield and the help of others, it could be accomplished. And what an amazing battle that would be!

      I think the saga should be continued, and I don’t care what form it takes, as long as it lives on.

    • bekah

      I have to completly agree with AdultTwiAddict. The first movie sucked, although I have to admit any true fan of the book Twilight, has bought the movie and therefor the movie has made millions. Even if New Moon turns out to be bad it isn’t going to stop any fan from seeing it on release day or from buying the movie. Lets face it, the fans of twilight are addicted and obsessed. No matter what anyone says. So if everyone would realize what a hit a TV series on Twlight would be then possibly it could be done. Like you mentioned Smallville, there is like what 8 seasons? Yet it is still a huge hit! Twi fans will never stop liking anything about the true love of Edward and Bella. A TV series would just make us even more obsessed, and probably grab more attention. I see only one problem with this…Stephanie Meyer. If you wrote the twilight saga would you want someone taking it and making their own story from it. If a TV series was to come of the, or even more movies, don’t you think Stephanie would want to finish HER story. If she won’t even finish the 5th book because it got leaked shows that she wants to move on and do something different.

      But there is still plenty of questions that any Twilight reader would want answered. Like how Renesemee groes up, and even the love story between her and Jacob. It could make fans almost equally engrossed as they were with the love story of Edward and Bella. Also, don’t you think that more then a few of the “witnesses” wanted the volturi taken over and killed. With Bellas shield and the help of others, it could be accomplished. And what an amazing battle that would be!

      I think the saga should be continued, and I don’t care what form it takes, as long as it lives on.

    • bekah

      I have to completly agree with AdultTwiAddict. The first movie sucked, although I have to admit any true fan of the book Twilight, has bought the movie and therefor the movie has made millions. Even if New Moon turns out to be bad it isn’t going to stop any fan from seeing it on release day or from buying the movie. Lets face it, the fans of twilight are addicted and obsessed. No matter what anyone says. So if everyone would realize what a hit a TV series on Twlight would be then possibly it could be done. Like you mentioned Smallville, there is like what 8 seasons? Yet it is still a huge hit! Twi fans will never stop liking anything about the true love of Edward and Bella. A TV series would just make us even more obsessed, and probably grab more attention. I see only one problem with this…Stephanie Meyer. If you wrote the twilight saga would you want someone taking it and making their own story from it. If a TV series was to come of the, or even more movies, don’t you think Stephanie would want to finish HER story. If she won’t even finish the 5th book because it got leaked shows that she wants to move on and do something different.

      But there is still plenty of questions that any Twilight reader would want answered. Like how Renesemee groes up, and even the love story between her and Jacob. It could make fans almost equally engrossed as they were with the love story of Edward and Bella. Also, don’t you think that more then a few of the “witnesses” wanted the volturi taken over and killed. With Bellas shield and the help of others, it could be accomplished. And what an amazing battle that would be!

      I think the saga should be continued, and I don’t care what form it takes, as long as it lives on.

      • WolfGirl

        I completely agree with you. The continuation of the Jacob Nessie story would be great – it is already two characters which most fans are invested in, and could include Bella, Edward & the rest. A big take down of the Volturi (which should have happened in BD) would be fantastic. I think a movie is probably the best choice.

        My concern with doing a tv spin off is keeping the same actors. The cast have become big names, and are receiving lots of offers. I don’t think you’d be able to get all of them to sign on to do tv, which would mean replacing some of the original actors, which is never as good.

      • WolfGirl

        I completely agree with you. The continuation of the Jacob Nessie story would be great – it is already two characters which most fans are invested in, and could include Bella, Edward & the rest. A big take down of the Volturi (which should have happened in BD) would be fantastic. I think a movie is probably the best choice.

        My concern with doing a tv spin off is keeping the same actors. The cast have become big names, and are receiving lots of offers. I don’t think you’d be able to get all of them to sign on to do tv, which would mean replacing some of the original actors, which is never as good.

      • WolfGirl

        I completely agree with you. The continuation of the Jacob Nessie story would be great – it is already two characters which most fans are invested in, and could include Bella, Edward & the rest. A big take down of the Volturi (which should have happened in BD) would be fantastic. I think a movie is probably the best choice.

        My concern with doing a tv spin off is keeping the same actors. The cast have become big names, and are receiving lots of offers. I don’t think you’d be able to get all of them to sign on to do tv, which would mean replacing some of the original actors, which is never as good.

  • AdultTwiAddict

    I think that they should make the book saga into a tv series. They could drag it out for years and years just like Smallville. With a TV series there is more time to develop each character more. Not just from Edward and Bella’s perspectives, but from Alice, Rosalie, Jasper, Jacob, an so on.

    I really hope they remake the first twilight movie anyway because it sucked. Maybe..if Midnight Sun gets published and Summit buys the rights they could make it into what it SHOULD have been. Too much was left out of the movie to make it a viable love story IMHO.

    Hopefully the rest of the movies will be closer to the actual book series and not just glossing over key points.

  • AdultTwiAddict

    I think that they should make the book saga into a tv series. They could drag it out for years and years just like Smallville. With a TV series there is more time to develop each character more. Not just from Edward and Bella’s perspectives, but from Alice, Rosalie, Jasper, Jacob, an so on.

    I really hope they remake the first twilight movie anyway because it sucked. Maybe..if Midnight Sun gets published and Summit buys the rights they could make it into what it SHOULD have been. Too much was left out of the movie to make it a viable love story IMHO.

    Hopefully the rest of the movies will be closer to the actual book series and not just glossing over key points.

  • AdultTwiAddict

    I think that they should make the book saga into a tv series. They could drag it out for years and years just like Smallville. With a TV series there is more time to develop each character more. Not just from Edward and Bella’s perspectives, but from Alice, Rosalie, Jasper, Jacob, an so on.

    I really hope they remake the first twilight movie anyway because it sucked. Maybe..if Midnight Sun gets published and Summit buys the rights they could make it into what it SHOULD have been. Too much was left out of the movie to make it a viable love story IMHO.

    Hopefully the rest of the movies will be closer to the actual book series and not just glossing over key points.

    • bekah

      I have to completly agree with AdultTwiAddict. The first movie sucked, although I have to admit any true fan of the book Twilight, has bought the movie and therefor the movie has made millions. Even if New Moon turns out to be bad it isn’t going to stop any fan from seeing it on release day or from buying the movie. Lets face it, the fans of twilight are addicted and obsessed. No matter what anyone says. So if everyone would realize what a hit a TV series on Twlight would be then possibly it could be done. Like you mentioned Smallville, there is like what 8 seasons? Yet it is still a huge hit! Twi fans will never stop liking anything about the true love of Edward and Bella. A TV series would just make us even more obsessed, and probably grab more attention. I see only one problem with this…Stephanie Meyer. If you wrote the twilight saga would you want someone taking it and making their own story from it. If a TV series was to come of the, or even more movies, don’t you think Stephanie would want to finish HER story. If she won’t even finish the 5th book because it got leaked shows that she wants to move on and do something different.

      But there is still plenty of questions that any Twilight reader would want answered. Like how Renesemee groes up, and even the love story between her and Jacob. It could make fans almost equally engrossed as they were with the love story of Edward and Bella. Also, don’t you think that more then a few of the “witnesses” wanted the volturi taken over and killed. With Bellas shield and the help of others, it could be accomplished. And what an amazing battle that would be!

      I think the saga should be continued, and I don’t care what form it takes, as long as it lives on.

      • WolfGirl

        I completely agree with you. The continuation of the Jacob Nessie story would be great – it is already two characters which most fans are invested in, and could include Bella, Edward & the rest. A big take down of the Volturi (which should have happened in BD) would be fantastic. I think a movie is probably the best choice.

        My concern with doing a tv spin off is keeping the same actors. The cast have become big names, and are receiving lots of offers. I don’t think you’d be able to get all of them to sign on to do tv, which would mean replacing some of the original actors, which is never as good.

  • Claire Fisher

    The rest of the Characters- the Cullens, especially- have the possibility to be developed into extraordinary characters. Given each characters’ past- some having been vampires for hundreds of years before we, as readers, are even introduced to them- could have expansive story lines written for them. The history alone; how the Cullens met each other and how they came together as a family would be a great place to start. Granted, a story line in that vein would involve Edward, without Bella, but it would still be fascinating. I think the possibilities are endless when it comes to Twilight.

  • Claire Fisher

    The rest of the Characters- the Cullens, especially- have the possibility to be developed into extraordinary characters. Given each characters’ past- some having been vampires for hundreds of years before we, as readers, are even introduced to them- could have expansive story lines written for them. The history alone; how the Cullens met each other and how they came together as a family would be a great place to start. Granted, a story line in that vein would involve Edward, without Bella, but it would still be fascinating. I think the possibilities are endless when it comes to Twilight.

  • twaimom

    if they want to extend… why not follow through with jacab and renesmee’s character. i think it would be an interesting saga as it will involve all of the characters-specially bella and edward, the lycans to the volturi clan. explore as a tv series rather than a movie so it can be produced into a series that is definitely worth watching.

  • twaimom

    if they want to extend… why not follow through with jacab and renesmee’s character. i think it would be an interesting saga as it will involve all of the characters-specially bella and edward, the lycans to the volturi clan. explore as a tv series rather than a movie so it can be produced into a series that is definitely worth watching.

  • twaimom

    if they want to extend… why not follow through with jacab and renesmee’s character. i think it would be an interesting saga as it will involve all of the characters-specially bella and edward, the lycans to the volturi clan. explore as a tv series rather than a movie so it can be produced into a series that is definitely worth watching.

  • twaimom

    if they want to extend… why not follow through with jacab and renesmee’s character. i think it would be an interesting saga as it will involve all of the characters-specially bella and edward, the lycans to the volturi clan. explore as a tv series rather than a movie so it can be produced into a series that is definitely worth watching.